Joseph Ratzinger, popularly known as Pope Benedict XVI has died.
The former Roman Catholic Pontiff died around 9:30am on New Year’s eve.
Information on his passing is very scanty at the moment as the Vatican didn’t say much after breaking the news.
Pope Benedict who died at age 95 was the first Roman Catholic Pope to step down as the Head of the Roman Catholic Church in 600 years when he stepped down in 2013.
Switch Nigeria had reported few days ago that the former Pope was critically ill and was hanging on for his life.
He was born 16 April, 1927.